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Mar 23 2015 - 11:22 AM
When Workplace Learning is TOO Much Learning
(Image source) As knowledge workers and skilled managers are continually expected to "skill-up" to meet increasing changes in technology, there is also an increase in workplace burnout and dissatisfaction. Or, at least, this is the premise of Harvard Business Review's recent blog piece, "When Learning at Work Becomes Overwhelming." As the author points out:
Many skilled jobs require a considerable amount of learning while doing, but learning requirements have reached unrealistic levels in many roles and work situations today. This phenomenon of “too much to learn” is not only feeding the perception of critical skills shortages in many sectors, but it can also accelerate burnout.
How do you feel technology, which is viewed as one of the causes of this phenomena could also become a cure? Perhaps though better workplace learning opportunities and platforms? mSchool? When has workplace learning been especially effective for you? Perhaps a recent Design Shop experience?
|By: Kate Meersschaert|1541 Reads